Welcome to the PGRTC
The Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre is a collaboration between the Victorian Government through the Office of Gaming and Racing, Monash University and the University of Melbourne. The primary mission of the Centre is to conduct research and development that will lead to the development of effective, efficient and durable treatment programs for problem gambling and to train the problem gambling workforce to facilitate the delivery of efficient and effective services. The Centre’s mission is pursued through the conduct of the following key activities:
- Conduct internationally leading research in the treatment of problem gambling and its aetiology
- Conduct ‘state of the art’ reviews of treatment and prevention methods for problem gambling
- Lead the development of clinical guidelines for the screening, assessment and treatment of problem gambling
- Provide training for the gambling, problem gambling and primary care workforces
- Develop problem gambling research capacity
- Participate in the development of skills, qualifications and competency based standards for the problem gambling workforce
- Conduct problem gambling service modelling and evaluation
Guideline for Screening, Assessment and Treatment in Problem Gambling
This document is the first guideline to address problem gambling in Australia and provides recommendations to guide practice, patient and policy decisions for screening, assessment and treatment of problem gambling. The guideline summarises the research and the current state of knowledge, and has been based on the best available evidence up to March 2010. Several recommendations for practice were made, but only where there was sufficient high quality evidence available.
Download an electronic version of the Guidelines here.